Primary Children's Hospital

Health Care
4:38 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New Screening Process Helps Catch Rare Disorder in Infant

The Hauenstein family with baby Calla at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Credit Courtesy of Hauenstein family

Doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake recently diagnosed an infant with a rare and sometimes fatal condition. A new addition to Utah’s newborn screening protocol played a role in the discovery.

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Health Care
10:59 am
Fri September 12, 2014

New Children's Outpatient Center Set to Open in October

An aerial view of the new Eccles Children's Outpatient Services Building at the University of Utah
Credit Courtesy of the University of Utah

The new Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building at the University of Utah is scheduled to open next month.

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Health Care
3:31 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Health Officials: Enterovirus Has Likely Reached Utah

Andrea Smardon KUER

Doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City are seeing a significant increase in respiratory illness over the past two weeks. They have identified enterovirus D-68 as the likely source of many of these illnesses.

Dr. Andrew Pavia is Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Primary Children’s Hospital. In his twenty years of experience, he says he’s has never seen this many hospitalizations for a viral disease in September.

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Health Care
5:26 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

SLC Ronald McDonald House Expands to Accommodate More Families

Heather Jeppsen stayed at the Ronald McDonald House when her son Gavin was being treated for a heart condition. In this photo, she tours the new facility with her son who is doing well.
Andrea Smardon

The Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City has completed an expansion, so more parents with seriously ill children will be able to stay.  There are not only more beds, but more features to accommodate families as healthcare delivery evolves in Utah.

“We wanted families when they walked in to feel like they were entering a very different place than the hospital,” says Carrie Romano, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. “We wanted them to be greeted with a bright beautiful wall. As you can see, it says the house that love built.”

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